July 7, 1928 — first package of sliced bread sold. This historic event took place at the first bakery to use the new bread-slicing machine invented by Otto Rohwedder, the Chillicothe Baking Copany in Chillicothe, Missouri.
What was the greatest thing before this?
• Printing press?
• Swinging gates?
• Toilet paper?
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The Atlandic — July 9,1928: “Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The ‘Greatest Thing’ Turns 85 This Week” [91 this year]